Bernard C. “Bernie” Southworth, 71, of Brookfield, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his children.
He is survived by his children, Christian Southworth and his wife Jennifer, and granddaughter Kayla of Brimfield, Jeremy Southworth and his fiancé Kelly Bailey of Auburn, and his daughter, Amy Southworth and her husband John Riaño of Paxton. He also leaves his sister, Ann Manning, a niece, Dana Manning and her daughters, and many cousins. Bernie was predeceased by his former wife, Linda (Klimavich) Southworth in 2017.
Born in Ware, Bernie was the son of the late Constant “Bud” and Agnes (Mulvaney) Southworth. He lived in Spencer for several years prior to moving back to Ware and then to Brookfield following his retirement.
Bernie graduated from East Coast Aero Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. He worked as a Quality Control Engineer at Kaman and then at Northrop Grumman for 10 years prior to retiring. He was truly a jack of all trades and could build or fix anything.
Bernie had a love of the outdoors. Living on Thompson Pond for many years, he enjoyed boat rides around the lake and fishing in his spare time. He also loved camping, taking rides with Jeremy on their motorcycles, playing guitar, and listening to music on his favorite headphones.
A private and quiet man by nature, his request was that his services be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, MA 01102.
Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
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Baystate Visiting Nurse and Hospice Association
P.O. Box 9058, Springfield MA 01102